Monthly Archives: September 2012

Science: What’s It Up To?

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Mind Reading

Perhaps James Randi will have to give up his million dollars? Some good lessons in there for us all.

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Arctic Sea Ice 2012

From Peter Sinclair’s Climate Denial Crock of the Week:

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Canadian News Story on Melting Arctic Ice

A few points to take note of: 1. Although the rhetoric about scientists’ “tossing out everything they thought they knew,” is over the top, it is an important reminder that scientific uncertainty goes both ways. The deniers point to the … Continue reading

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False Balance (Fallacy of the Day)

The fallacy of false balance is based on the assumption that giving “both sides” an equal treatment is the fairest and least biased way to present a controversial account. This is often seen in journalism in a “he said, she … Continue reading

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Joe Bastardi: Denialist?

Joe Bastardi is a weather forecaster who is “skeptical” of the claim that the burning of fossil fuels is leading to dangerous global warming. Is it skepticism or is it denialism? Neven over at Arctic Sea Ice Blog posts the … Continue reading

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